New BRIT School plans on the cards for 2013

A second base in Manchester could be built by 2013 reveals Education Secretary

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The BRIT School, which has spawned the likes of Amy Winehouse, Adele, Katy B and Kate Nash, could be set to have a second home in Manchester.

Education secretary Lord Baker said he is looking at plans to have a centre established on the same lines as south London's BRIT School in the MediaCity area of Salford.

"I'm very hopeful that, under this new type of college, we're going to establish a new BRIT School very similar to yours," he told students at the current school's 20th anniversary. "I hope we might have that going within two years."

Research has shown that artists from the school such as Amy Winehouse, Adele and Jessie J have sold 65 million albums worldwide.

The Beatles' producer George Martin, who was instrumental in helping to raise funds and establish the school – which opened in September 1991 – was also there to see the opening of a recording studio named in his honour, reports BBC News.

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